Kelly Fernald, Head of School, Saints Academy

Mrs. Kelly Fernald, Principal

This is my 19th year working in a Catholic School. I have taught grades 3 through 5, but spent the majority of my time in grade 5 (16 years +1 helping with Math) and now this is my 2nd year in administration (1 year as Assistant Principal). I very much enjoyed preparing students for Middle School and helping them with organization and time management. But, it was time to move on and I am delighted to be the Principal of the Saints Academy. I not only get to work with one grade, but all of our students, teachers, and families. I feel like I have always been a part of a Catholic School community. I went to Catholic school from Kindergarten (SMA Danvers & Bishop Fenwick) through my Bachelor’s degree (St, Bonaventure University), I student taught in a Catholic school, and taught at St. Mel’s, St. John’s, and SA. I think being a Catholic school gives us a great advantage in helping to cultivate responsible, respectful, and trustworthy citizens. We are able to use the Bible and Jesus’ teachings to aid students in becoming confident and caring young adults.

My husband Brandon and I live in Danvers with our son, Logan (SA Middle School student), and our Shih-tzu, Baylor. I grew up in Danvers and attended St. Mary of the Annunciation School. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family: camping, going to the beach, attending Red Sox games, skiing, concerts or plays, and walking.

I am blessed to be a part of this community!